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Pink Perfection

Pink Perfection blossom

While most crab-apples have single-flowers, Malus Pink Perfection is unusual for having double-flowers - the flowers are made up of a much larger number of petals, with an almost fabric-like texture. This gives the blossom greater intensity, similar to the ornamental flowering cherries.

The tree is of medium-size, with an upright spreading form. We sometimes have dwarf patio forms of this variety.

Pink Perfection crab-apple trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £28.50
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £48.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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Deliveries from January 2021 (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

Malus 'Pink Perfection' is resistant to most diseases, and was throught to be resistant to scab but seems to have minor susceptibility to leaf scab.

There are very few crab-apples with the benefit of double or semi-double flowers, but they share a common disadvantage in that they tend to be poor pollinators of other apple trees - so they should be chosen primarily for their strong ornamental qualities.

History

Pink Perfection was developed at Princeton Nurseries in the USA in the 1960s. It is a cross between Malus Katherine and Malus Almey. A sister variety, Malus Snowcloud was developed at the same time, and features semi-double white flowers.

Pink Perfection characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flower formDouble flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Fruit colourYellow / Orange
  • Fruit sizeAverage
  • Country of originUnited States
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Malus Pink Perfection crab apple tree

How to choose a crab-apple tree

We list more than 40 different crab-apple trees. Choosing can be difficult! See our article explaining the different characteristics of crab-apple trees which will help you narrow down the selection.